Italienne’s one kitchen delivers two dining experiences

December 20, 2016

This could be a first: An out-of-town chef who’s never run his own kitchen makes his New York City debut as chef/proprietor of a high-profile restaurant with a coveted location. That’s what Jared Sippel is doing at Italienne, a concept that offers two distinct dining experiences — each with its own menu — under one roof. The setup: a rustic taverna up front, prix fixe fine dining in the back.

Sound like a lot to pull off? Not for Sippel. Early raves indicate guests are wowed by both his food and the options they have to access it. They’re also